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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 07:11 PM
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Meet The BOOTHERS ---->










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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 07:15 PM
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1. Where's William Tecumseh Sherman when we need him?
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 06:07 AM
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12. "The Only Good Indian I ever Saw Was Dead." * -William T. Sherman-
He is in hell.

On the other hand he also said, "A reservation is a parcel of land inhabited by Indians and surrounded by thieves."*

So many he's not. I am not sure.


*from website of "International Brotherhood Days"
http://www.brotherhooddays.com/HEROES.html


mike kohr
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 10:33 AM
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22. My problem with Sherman is that he stopped at Georgia. n/t
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 03:48 PM
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24. Philip Sheridan, actually, said that
Another Union Civil War general. Sherman was named in part after the Shawnee warrior, so it would be especially ironic if he made that statement. I have no idea what his actual opinions on Native Americans was, or, if either of them were alive today, what their opinions of Obama would be.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:40 PM
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28. Sherman, then and now









(yes, he's now a member of the fuzz, as Arlo would say)


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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 07:20 PM
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2. LOL!
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 07:30 PM
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3. "Obama kills the unborn" ...
at most, indirectly, because he supports a woman's right to do what she chooses with her body ... or, in the words of Bill Cosby ... "I brought you into this world, I can take you out!"

Now, for actually murdering someone, prime example, Karla Faye Tucker ... you have none other than George W. Bush ... and his DIRECT law, signed by him, which says that an accountant can be a one-person "Death Panel" ... for someone who can't pay their hospital bill ...
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 07:42 PM
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4. Darn, in their eyes, I guess I'm not a Christian...
:shrug:

So much for love thy neighbor...
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 07:48 PM
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5. They want something terrible to happen
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 07:48 AM
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13. They're looking to kill more than just a person, but the whole movement.
As this article points out, it's not just killing a president. It's about killing an entire movement. Killing the great change we are embarking on in this new century. Killing hope.


Race is Not The only Reason for Jump in Assassination Threats to Obama

August 8, 2009

by Earl Ofari Hutchinson


President Obama has gotten more death threats in a shorter period of time than any other president in US history. The legion of right side talk radio gabbers, the GOP induced professional mobsters who commit orchestrated mayhem at health care townhalls, the birthers, the countless websites and chatrooms that crackle with anti Obama venom, and the endless montage of race baiting cartoons, characterizations and depictions of Obama and First Lady Michelle have created a viperous climate of hate and that knows no bounds.

The stock assumption is that race is the reason that Obama is a bigger target than any other president. Thats a huge factor. The mere sight of a black man at the helm is more than enough to drive countless loose screw unreconstructed KKK, Aryan Nation, Skinhead, and the just plain wacky fringe into a froth. But anti-black hate is only one reason for the record number of death threats against him. Threats against Presidents often come fast and furious immediately after their election. The reasons are varied; many are the chronic cranks and nut cases, others hate the views of the president, fear change, or just get a titilation from making the threat.

But the GOP strategists and their stealth talk radio and blog allies are playing for much bigger stakes than just bashing a black president. The stakes are a rework of the GOP to take back power. A full throttle destabilization of the Obama administration on everything from the economy to health care is the obvious attack point. The GOP and their surrogates have snatched a page from the playbook used against every Democratic presidential candidate and president by the GOP since Nixon. Thats create havoc through charater assassination, rumor mongering, fear, intimidation, and emotionally charged code words. The operative tag theyve slapped on Obama is socialist. That sets off a Pavlovian drool; reason quickly goes out the window and the red flags run up the mental flagpoles of countless Americans.

The troubling question though is how tight can the Secret Service clamp the security shield around Obama as president. The same report that theres been a four hundred percent leap in death threats against Obama also noted that the Secret Service in underagented and under resourced. Thats not very comforting. But threats come with the presidential turf, a turf that Obama stands firmly on, and for some thats just to much to stomach.

http://blackpoliticsontheweb.com/2009/08/08/race-is-not... /


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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 12:49 PM
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15. Are the Republicans inciting actual violence against Obama?
Sunday, August 09, 2009

Are the Republicans inciting actual violence against Obama?

by John Aravosis

They did it before, during the campaign. It got so bad that the Secret Service had to start investigating Sarah Palin rallies. Now the Republicans are doing it again. The Republicans are stirring up what remains of their base - the craziest, angriest, most extremist elements of the far right - and they're trying to convince them that the big bad black man is trying to turn their country into Nazi Germany. Those aren't just fighting words, as this guest points out on Rachel Maddow's show, they're words that can incite extremists to violence.

And if the Democrats had any experience in actually fighting back - had any desire to do so - they'd perhaps pick up on this theme and run with it. The media would probably be quite interested in the question of whether the Republicans are inciting violence against their political opponents, including President Obama. And it would be a great way to move the coverage from "anger explodes over Dem health care plan" to "have the Republicans gone too far?"

Or how about just running TV ads showing Obama and Hitler and asking: "Is this the kind of talk you voted for?"

http://www.americablog.com/2009/08/are-republicans-inci...




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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 07:53 PM
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6. Perish the thought.
Bad karma.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 09:29 AM
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14. many -- especially the fundies -- are doing anything but perishing the thought
They're not perishing but praying for it.

And the vitriol they spew is intended to incite some nut to act out.



Francis Shaeffer explains why conservatives are rampaging

August 7, 2009

Frank Shaeffer, son of the famous evangelist also named Frank Shaeffer, turned in his right-wing religious nutcake credentials long ago. Like Saul on the road to Damascus, the younger Shaeffer saw the light and realized how wrong many of the positions of his former community were.

In "Crazy for God," his most recent book, he describes growing up in a community of evangelicals in Switzerland; working side-by-side with his father to build the powerful political-religious force we know today as the Religious Right; and eventually becoming disillusioned and horrified at what he had helped create.

In an article published on AlterNet today, he explains, from his former insider's perspective, exactly why all these crazy, angry people are causing riots in town halls about health care reform, why the "birthers" even exist, and why union members who dared to support health care reform have received death threats. Here's part of it:

Dick Army and company have been driven mad by their reversal, not just of political fortunes but of seeing that they've wasted their lives. They now know they were wrong: about the country, the free market, war for fun and profit, and what the American people really want. They made their best case and were rejected by the American people -- and by history. Bush was their man and he turned out to be a fool. So now all the the Republican gurus have left is what the defeated Germans of World War Two had: a scorched earth policy. If they can't win then everyone must go down. Obama must fail! The country must fail!

. . .

There is no daylight between the Republican Party, the health-care insurance industry, far right leaders like Dick Armey, the legion of insurance lobbyists, and now, a small army of thugs. All we're missing is actual uniforms, otherwise we now have a full blown American version of the Nazi Brown Shirts.

No, I don't believe that these people are about to take over the country. No, the sky is not falling. But the Republican Party is. It is now profoundly anti-American.

Read more here:

http://evolvinginkansas.blogspot.com/2009/08/francis-sh...



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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 08:43 PM
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7. Hey, hey, hey Palin looks HOT in a mustache!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 04:45 AM
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10. Bachmann looks like she just robbed the Wells Fargo stagecoach
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 05:16 AM
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19. Her accomplice ... Bush Cassidy?




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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 08:34 PM
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39. Bachmann looks like the Runaway Bride, even with the mustache: crazy, crazy eyes. nt
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 06:25 PM
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43. the runaway bryant :)



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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 08:55 PM
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8. "Monkey see, monkey spend"...
Unbelievable
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 09:18 PM
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9. Had a bit of a "perk up" moment when I thought the title said
"Meet the Boogers"


gotta start wearing my glasses when I'm on the computer....


:hide:
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 05:06 AM
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11. The Wilkes comments bother me
that's is OPENLY CALLING FOR HIS ASSASSINATION!!!!

that is not only 5 KINDS of illegal it's fucking TREASON!
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 04:36 PM
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16. The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man
The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man

by Cenk Uygur
Mon Aug 10, 2009

What we're seeing in these angry town halls these days is the last gasp of the angry white man. He's not quite sure what he's angry about, but he knows he's angry. It's not the world he used to know. He gets the disquieting feeling that he doesn't rule the roost anymore. And it's driving him crazy.

One of the chants at the town hall events was, "No national health care!" Okay, mission accomplished. No one has proposed such a thing. So, I guess they can go home now, befuddled at what they were yelling about.

The reality is that what they have been manipulated into arguing against is a public option that would give them more choices, not less in health insurance. It wouldn't nationalize health insurance at all, let alone any part of the rest of the health care industry.

But this isn't about health insurance. It isn't even about health care. You think those people are really this animated about having less health care options and making sure it costs more for them and their family? No, this is visceral for them. And it has nothing to do with their perceived choices on health care. This is about the sinking feeling in their stomach that they are losing power in this country -- losing control. That the reigns of power are slipping out of their hands and they don't know what to do about it, except yell, really loud.

-- snip --

The woman who now famously stood up in a Delaware town hall and demanded that her congressman recognize the illegitimacy of Barack Obama's birth certificate, said something telling in her rant. She said, "I want my country back!"

Indeed. Where did it go? Of course, the country is still right here. It's the "my" part that's missing. She doesn't want this country back. She wants her country back.

-- snip --

It's beginning to smell a lot like banana republic around here. And there is no answer. If you try to suggest that they bring it down a notch, they scream censorship and warn their audience that their rights are about to be taken away from them. And so is their country. If you say it might not be such a good idea to have all of these weapons in the hands of all these angry men, they scream about the Second Amendment and tell their audience to hold on to their guns even tighter. And many have held on so tight that some of them even pulled the trigger.

How many more will? When does this stoking of anger and fear stop? And who would stop it? I really don't know. Here's one more thing I don't know. What happens if it doesn't?

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/8/10/764553/-The...

























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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 07:11 AM
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20. The public horse whipping
and decapitation of some Ku Klux Klan leaders might serve as a warning. These nuts must be spoken to in a language they understand.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 07:56 PM
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17. Concerns rise for Obama's safety
Concerns rise for Obama's safety

August 12, 2009

WASHINGTON - Death threats are part of the job for any American president, but Barack Obama has reportedly had more levelled against him than any commander-in-chief in history.

Concerns about his safety are mounting in the midst of a tense summer that has seen mobs of angry demonstrators showing up to protest Obama's health-care reform plans - including a man openly carrying a pistol on Tuesday in New Hampshire, where the president held a town hall meeting on health care.

"There is, and rightly so, a growing concern about the tone in American politics right now," Cal Jillson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, said Tuesday.

"It started with Sarah Palin and the way the crowds responded to her last year, and continued with the tea party gatherings and now the town hall meetings on health care - there is an arc of rhetorical excess that I think is rightly worrying to people."

Jillson says top Republicans are stoking some of the anger by making statements about Obama's health-care reform plans that are "demonstrably untrue."He pointed to Sarah Palin's recent Facebook message that alleged White House "death squads" would endanger the life of her disabled infant son.

"Any time you whip up people's emotions in a political setting, the result of that is uncertain and uncontrollable," he said.

"The Republican party is on a knife's edge here - they have certainly bloodied the Democrats politically on health-care reform, but they risk going too far."

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2009/08/11/10430931-c...



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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 08:00 PM
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18. k/r
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 10:17 AM
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21. Death to Obama Sign Pops Up at Cardin Town Hall
Death to Obama Sign Pops Up at Cardin Town Hall

By Mike Lillis 8/12/09

There have been some pretty nasty banners waved around by the town hall crowds protesting the Democrats health overhaul plans in recent days, but none reaches the level of that held up today in Hagerstown, Md., where Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) sought to sell the reform strategy for a second straight day. Death to Obama, one protester had written on a small, handwritten cardboard sign, according to The Hill.

http://washingtonindependent.com/54885/death-to-obama-s...




Where it all started:

Obama Hatred At McCain-Palin Rallies: "Terrorist!" "Kill Him!" (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/06/mccain-does-no...










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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:55 PM
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23. Why Right-Wing Rage at Townhall Meetings
The Threat Is Real: Why Right-Wing Rage at Townhall Meetings Could Quickly Turn Deadly

By Frank Schaeffer
August 12, 2009

The insurance industry has agitated the far right to prevent health reform, but they don't know whom they're messing with.

From the Internet to Sarah Palin this strange claim is being made: President Barack Obama wants to kill the elderly and the infirm with his health care plan. Palin even said her Down syndrome child would be a target.

The claim is being repeated, or rather screamed, by angry groups invading town hall meetings that congresspeople have organized to discuss health care reform. How on earth can the outright lie that health-care reform will lead to the euthanasia of the elderly be accepted by anyone, even by those on the far anti-Obama right?

I happen to have the answer to this question.

Over 30 years ago, my family helped start the myth leading to the present bizarre turn of events. From the mid-1970s to mid1980s, I was an activist on the far right, an evangelical and a Republican. I quit the movement by the late 1980s. (Disclosure: I'm now a supporter of President Obama and health care reform.)

To understand what is happening today in town hall meetings invaded by angry mobs convinced that their representatives are part of a conspiracy to force the elderly to forgo care, you have to understand what we, the founders of the pro-life movement, set in motion.

rest of article:

http://www.alternet.org/politics/141925/the_threat_is_r...



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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 03:54 PM
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25. Do it and we'll burn you out of your homes and take you wealth
No urban riots and no tent folding.

The damage, death, and destruction this time comes to the country and the gated communities.

Not this time motherfuckers and never again.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 12:54 PM
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26. The Rapture crowd wouldn't care
They would welcome all hell on earth (because they would go to heaven).



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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:00 PM
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27. Required Reading for Health Care Town Hall
by Melissa Harris-Lacewell on 08/14/2009

Tali Mendelberg's The Race Card

In contemporary political discourse far too many commentators refer to "the race card" as though it were a debit card issued to black people at birth that African Americans then use to provoke white racial guilt and thereby obtain unfair advantages.

Mendelberg's text is a reminder that "the race card" is a purposeful strategy employed by political parties, candidates, and interest groups in order to manipulate white voters into acting against their own economic and political interests.

The current opposition to health care reform has all the hallmarks of a "race card" campaign. There is no question that the health insurance lobby would have mobilized against any president, black or white, who introduced reform. But in this case entrenched insurance interests, some conservative spokespersons, and some members of the GOP are using racial code words, stoking racial anxiety, and introducing race into a race-neutral issue to serve their own purposes. Mendelberg's book demonstrates the frightening effectiveness of these strategies over the past thirty years.

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/462431/required_r...



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caffefwee Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 08:54 AM
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29. Their country is the Confederacy




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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 01:00 PM
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42. I'd throw Idaho, Wyoming and Utah into that mix. nt
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:50 AM
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55. Nice
I just posted that on my Facebook page. Thanks...
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 06:21 PM
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30. They're bringing guns
Man Carrying Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle And Pistol Outside Obama Event





Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro
First Posted: 08-17-09 01:58 PM

A man was spotted Monday afternoon carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle and a pistol at a pro-health care reform rally next to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Arizona where President Obama was speaking.

The local paper The Arizona Republic reported:

A man, who decided not to give his name, was walking around the pro-health care reform rally at 3rd and Washington streets, with a pistol on his hip, and an AR-15 (a semi-automatic assault rifle) on a strap over his shoulder.

"Because I can do it," he said when asked why he was armed. "In Arizona, I still have some freedoms."

Two police officers were staying very close to the man.

CNN has video from the scene, and according to their reporter at the event, Ed Henry, there was another man, also carrying an assault rifle at the event.

This is the third report in a week of someone bringing a gun to an event where the President was speaking. Last Tuesday a man was arrested before Obama's New Hampshire health care town hall for carrying an unlicensed loaded gun. Also outside the New Hampshire town hall, a man was seen with a (legal) handgun strapped to his leg, holding a sign referencing the famous Jefferson quote: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

UPDATE: The Associated Press is now reporting that there were actually about a dozen armed people among the protesters in Phoenix:

About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with an AR-15 assault rifle, milled among protesters outside an event where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday in Phoenix.

It's the latest incident of gun-rights advocates visibly displaying firearms near the president.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/17/man-carrying-s...



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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 12:59 PM
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31. Guns That Talk
Guns That Talk

Robert Koehler
August 20, 2009

It's like truth or dare. And it's legal.

Get your permit or whatever and you, too, can bring an assault rifle to the next presidential speech you attend. There's nothing the police can do -- amazing! If only the Democrats, back when George Bush was president, had known there was a safe, legal way to protest presidential policy and register discontent with the direction the country was headed. Can you imagine?

I ponder the phenomenon of gun speech -- the amplified malevolence of the inarticulate -- and hope, pray that it fizzles out quickly in its current manifestation: as a presence at town hall meetings on health care, at appearances by President Obama, at any random venue in which the nation's future is being discussed. I fear, however, that this is going to catch on, and if it does, well . . . the line in the sand has been drawn. At what point did public sanity cease to be a value?

Consider what life was like, oh, let's say five years ago. Here's a slice of news from July 4, 2004:

Nicole and Jeff Rank were arrested in Charleston, W.Va. -- handcuffed, hustled away, charged with trespassing -- because they were wearing T-shirts that said "Love America, Hate Bush" on the grounds of the state capitol on the day George Bush was scheduled to make a speech there. The Charleston Gazette further reported that those who applied for tickets to hear Bush's speech "were required to supply their names, addresses, birth dates, birthplaces and Social Security numbers."

That was then: "Free speech zones" were the norm; protesters were routinely whisked out of sight at every Bush appearance, even though, you know, we have a First Amendment and all.

This is now: A dozen guys with guns gathered outside a convention center in Phoenix on Monday as President Obama spoke. At least two of them had assault rifles slung over their shoulders. "Phoenix police said the men carrying guns at Monday's event did not need permits, as the state of Arizona has an 'open carry' law," the U.K. Telegraph reported. "No crimes were committed, and no one was arrested."

A few days earlier, in Portsmouth, N.H., a man with a pistol strapped to his leg, holding a sign that read "It is time to water the tree of liberty," stood outside the local high school where Obama addressed a town hall meeting on health care. Another man was, in fact, arrested in Portsmouth that day because he had a loaded, unlicensed gun in his parked truck.

And, oh yeah, on Aug. 5, at a town hall meeting sponsored by Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, at a supermarket in Douglas, Ariz., a guy carrying a holstered pistol beneath his armpit was escorted off the premises by police when the weapon fell to the floor and bounced as he bent over. He wasn't arrested.

continued:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-koehler/guns-that-...




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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-21-09 09:27 PM
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32. FOX NEWS: BOOTHER CENTRAL
GOP Attack Machine Knows Misinformed Intensity of Emotion Wins Against Reason and Fact: FOX News Best Year Ever

August 21, 2009
BUZZFLASH EDITOR'S BLOG

By Mark Karlin

Haven't we seen this before? The majority of Americans support progressive policies, such as the public option in healthcare reform legislation when stated factually, but oppose them when the false perceptions fostered by right wing media and GOP politicians take root in their heads.

(snip)

But FOX and its cohort right wing hate shills ignite and incite its audience with misinformation; Rachel Maddow and the MSNBC night shift inform and string together the facts. It's the classic difference and dilemma for secular progressives: reason vs. deceptively kindled emotion.

(snip)

Furthermore, the more people who get upset from lies that threaten them, the more who join the movement. It's like a lynch mob walking through town and gathering a larger crowd as people hear that "a black 'boy' raped a virgin white girl and we're going to hang him" and join the vigilante group (most likely based on a rumor, just as FOX is.)

(snip)

FOX "News" is growing, and so is the potential for armed rebellion and assassination in the United States. Already, followers of the right wing hate hosts have committeed individual shootings around the nation, because the right wing validates victimhood and justifies outrage.

http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/9256



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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 02:38 PM
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34. Boy, Oh, Boy
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: September 12, 2009

The normally nonchalant Barack Obama looked nonplussed, as Nancy Pelosi glowered behind.

Surrounded by middle-aged white guys a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own mens club Joe Wilson yelled You lie! at a president who didnt.

But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!

The outburst was unexpected from a milquetoast Republican backbencher from South Carolina who had attracted little media attention. Now it has made him an overnight right-wing hero, inspiring You lie! bumper stickers and T-shirts.

The congressman, we learned, belonged to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, led a 2000 campaign to keep the Confederate flag waving above South Carolinas state Capitol and denounced as a smear the true claim of a black woman that she was the daughter of Strom Thurmond, the 48 segregationist candidate for president. Wilson clearly did not like being lectured and even rebuked by the brainy black president presiding over the majestic chamber.

Ive been loath to admit that the shrieking lunacy of the summer the frantic efforts to paint our first black president as the Other, a foreigner, socialist, fascist, Marxist, racist, Commie, Nazi; a cad who would snuff old people; a snake who would indoctrinate kids had much to do with race.

-- snip --

But Wilsons shocking disrespect for the office of the president no Democrat ever shouted liar at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq convinced me: Some people just cant believe a black man is president and will never accept it.

more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/opinion/13dowd.html






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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 02:48 PM
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35. Doesn't this little brainwashed toady, top center, look
like she's searching for a clue? :silly:

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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 07:26 PM
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37. Maybe the Secret Service is keeping an eye on her ...
and she just noticed.

How many of these nuts who threaten the president -- whether directly or by insinuation -- realize they themselves are in the sights of Secret Service sharpshooters?



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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:13 PM
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44. I hope they're in the crosshairs of
the President's SS Team. Fucking, we didn't go around threatening the big asshole bush's life.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 07:08 PM
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45. There are two approaches
1. MLK Peaceful Demonstration

2. GOP Thuggish Demonstration


remember 2000:






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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 03:08 PM
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36. Calling them a cutesy name like "Boothers," just makes light
of the violence they are advocating.

And frankly the other stupid little named like birthers, deathers, truthers, tenthers are just as retarded. What are we 10 years old?
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 07:38 PM
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38. Hannity looks like an 80s porn star.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:47 AM
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40. you mean like




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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 12:45 PM
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41. VIDEO: 9/12 teabaggers flaunt racism, ignorance
VIDEO: 9/12 teabaggers flaunt racism, ignorance

Today, thousands (the numbers have been estimated at substantially less than 100,000) of Fox News followers descended on Washington, D.C. at the behest of the lunatic Glenn Beck, protesting everything from cap-and-trade to health reform to the President's very eligibility. The crowd was almost entirely white despite Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)'s declaration that the group was an accurate representation of America - a "cross-section," as he put it. But Fox News viewers following the orders given to them by their idols is not a story; we all know that they lack the ability to make up their own minds.

The real story is just how disgusting those people became. The worst that's come to light so far is this sign, which was distributed widely among the protesters:






More, surprising, and grossly offensive, signs at the rally, courtesy of ThinkProgress:







http://www.examiner.com/x-19545-Anchorage-Liberal-Exami...



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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 08:05 PM
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46. I may run afoul of Godwin's Law....
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 08:07 PM by burning rain
but I'm going to pull a Fuehrer out of my hat. He didn't say, "I hate Jews even though they're as nice as anyone, just 'cause I'm a hateful sonofabitch!" No, he had good reasons: the "Stab in the Back" during WW I, cruel exploitation of Germans, etc. Thugs always have some good reasons why they resort to violence, and accusations of tyranny and oppression levelled at Obama provide in advance excuses for assassination attempts.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 05:08 PM
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47. Head Strong: Dangerous times again, as hatred flows
Head Strong: Dangerous times again, as hatred flows

By Michael Smerconish - Inquirer
Sun, Sep. 20, 2009

A first-of-his-kind president is suspected by some of conspiring with anti-Christians. He is treated inhospitably in classrooms and associated with communism on posters. He is accused of awarding government jobs to radicals. Sound familiar?

snip

It's impossible to read this without wondering about the present.

Protesters marched on Washington carrying signs that read "Bury Obamacare with Kennedy," "Impeach the Muslim Marxist," and "We came unarmed . . . this time." A member of Congress shouted down the president and raked in more than $1.5 million in campaign contributions in the days that followed. Cable TV's hottest personality just called the commander-in-chief a "racist" with a "deep-seated hatred for white people."

Kashner reminds us that some Dallas schoolchildren booed Kennedy's name in classrooms, and others in a fourth-grade class cheered when told of his assassination. Today, some found it objectionable that the president would speak to children about personal responsibility in a school setting on the grounds of potential indoctrination. A swastika was painted on a sign outside the district office of Georgia Congressman David Scott last month. And don't forget the Obama-as-Joker posters - emblazoned with the word "socialism" - that began popping up this summer.

The vast majority of the president's harsh critics are rightfully concerned about the size of government. But there's also little doubt that some of the vehemence directed at the president is racially motivated. It can't be proven, and it can't be quantified. But logic dictates that if the protests are driven entirely by worries over the expanded reach of government and increased federal deficit, there would have been signs of similar agitation during the Bush administration.

full article:

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/20090920_Head_S...



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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 10:19 PM
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48. kick
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:39 AM
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49. Is this why Sarah Silverman sported the 'stache at the emmys?


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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:23 AM
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50. I think Sarah Silverman is on our side
It was probably Victoria Jackson. She believes Obama is the anti-Christ.






Victoria Jackson, Former SNL Star, Compares Obama To Hitler In Mad Rant

"You see, evil doesn't just show up. It disguises itself as something nice; so you'll let it in. It tricks you. ...

Social Security and Medicare are broke. Baby boomers, like me, are getting old and will soon be asking for it. Socialized medicine makes people die. You stand in a long, long line with a breast lump, clogged artery, or sharp pencil stuck in your eye, and someone like the DMV person, who can't speak English, has chewing gum, an attitiude , really long fake nails that curl up at the end, and is talking on a cell phone, enjoying their power trip moment, is finally face to face with you. They mumble something incoherent about paperwork. You die. One less person in line for Social Security and Medicare!

Obama legally kills babies and now he can legally kill Grandmas!

Hitler did this. He killed the weak, the sick, the old, and babies and races/religions he didn't like. Hitler also controlled the media. (Where's the public debate between scientists on "Climate Change/Global Warming?") Hitler had the VW bug invented as the state car. What will O's nationalized car be? So... kill off the weak. That's the plan. Tax the workers to death. Erase the middle class. Sounds like the evil governments we studied in high school long ago. The evil governments were : kings, oligarchies, facist , socialist, and communist. Now it's called the Obama Administration. Sounds like candy or a rock band."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/08/victoria-jacks...



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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:48 AM
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51. Yes, I meant was she making fun of the Boothers.

maybe? Or maybe she was just being funny.

I dunno.
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:50 AM
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53. Oh ... I didn't see the Emmys
I just did a Google search, I see what you mean ...






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Czar One Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:00 AM
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52. Best photo of Michele Bachmann I've ever seen!
:evilgrin:
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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:19 PM
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54. Ed Schultz, September 19, 2009
Now, there are people out there with the Obama as Hitler signs. I suppose theyre upstanding citizens. There are people carrying loaded guns to town hall meetings. There are people making threats like, I came unarmed this time.

There are people probably holding signs that readwhat is this all aboutbury Obama Care with Kennedy? Congressman Sessions, you know, I havent heard you or anyone from your party, for that matter, denounce these despicable acts. Instead, what do you do, you go after Nancy Pelosi and her truthful display of human emotion and concern for whats going on out there.

This is really an exemplification of how ruthless the Republicans are in the debate. They have ice in their veins. They dont care, they scourge to their own policy.

Republicans, its your responsibility to stand up to the hate merchants in your own party. It infuriates me. This is what really gets me.

Well, the people that love to broad brush it. Well, theres a few bad apples out there and theres these rallies going on and you know, theyre over on the right but the lefties have them, too. That, my friends, is psycho talk.

There is no liberal out there peddling this hate. Not one. Give me a name. Give me a statement. Give me a statement like this, anybody on the left serving up this kind of talk? Remember this?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

GLENN BECK, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. I dont know what it is.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SCHULTZ: Heres another name for you. How about the drugster, Rush Limbaugh? After a bunch of black kids beat up a white kid on a school bus, heres how the head of the Republican Party put it into perspective.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

RUSH LIMBAUGH, RADIO TALK HOST: Obamas America is it not? Obamas America, white kids are getting beat up on school buses now. You put your kids on a school bus, you expect safety. But in Obamas America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering, Yes, right on, right on, right on.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SCHULTZ: Folks, there are zero liberals out there talking like that across this country. The truth is liberals are carrying the positive banner. Were trying to do something for people. Were trying to make things better for the middle class. Is that sinful?

Nancy Pelosis genuine concerns about the direction the antis are taking this entire debate in this country. The right wing can twist words any way they want. Its a disgusting exercise to attack her.

more:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32954665/ns/msnbc_tv-the_... /



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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 12:48 PM
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56. Rep. Kennedy responds to 'Bury Obamacare' signs:
Rep. Kennedy responds to Bury Obamacare signs: Its not a real stretch as to what the message is here.





At the 9/12 rallies earlier this month, the American Life League distributed signs declaring, Bury Obamacare with Kennedy. In Providence on Saturday, the late senators son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), commented on the signs, saying that they carried a violent message:

Unfortunately, these town hall meetings have been hijacked by these Tea Party folks and extremists who really take away from the honest dialogue on the facts of the debate and end up seeing this issue devolve into fear mongering and the peddling of misconceptions, he said, referring again to the sign that referenced his fathers death.

They had mass-produced signs, Bury ObamaCare with Kennedy, he said after the AARP event. It wasnt just an individual who was over the edge in their ideology and vitriol. This stuff was mass-produced and mass-distributed and mass-funded. When you put that together with folks around the country calling in very destructive ways for other things about Obama, and connotations of my family name, its not a real stretch as to what the message is here.


Judie Brown, the president of the American Life League, claimed that the over 10,000 signs distributed by the group were neither violent nor insensitive. I believe it was extremely insensitive for his father to have advocated the death of millions of babies, said Brown. I dont think what we did was insensitive. After Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) worried aloud that todays political climate could spark violence, five former Secret Service, FBI and CIA officers told Politico that they too were concerned that supercharged political vitriol could lead to violence.

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/28/patrick-kennedy-bur... /





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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 12:51 PM
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57. Also meet the"Earther" movement

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BLUSH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-02-09 07:34 PM
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58. And the Flat-Earthers



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